Village of Islandia Honors Local Residents at its Good Neighbor Gala

Allan M. Dorman (left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, honors local resident Shy Main Sheih (center) for her volunteer work at the village events during the village’s Good Neighbor Gala on December 5.
Allan M. Dorman (left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, honors local resident Shy Main Sheih (center) for her volunteer work at the village events during the village’s Good Neighbor Gala on December 5.
Allan M. Dorman (left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, honors local resident Shy Main Sheih (center) for her volunteer work at the village events during the village’s Good Neighbor Gala on December 5. Also pictured: Denise Schrage (right), Commissioner, Parks and Recreation, Village of Islandia.
Marilyn Griffaton (center), Islandia Village Administrator, accepts a proclamation from Allan M. Dorman (left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, and Denise Schrage (right), Commissioner, Parks and Recreation and Ms. Griffaton’s niece, at the village’s Good Neighbor Gala on December 5.
Marilyn Griffaton (center), Islandia Village Administrator, accepts a proclamation from Allan M. Dorman (left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, and Denise Schrage (right), Commissioner, Parks and Recreation and Ms. Griffaton’s niece, at the village’s Good Neighbor Gala on December 5.
Brent Mako Real Estate Group was recognized at the Village of Islandia’s Good Neighbor Gala for its support of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #12144 on December 5.
Brent Mako Real Estate Group was recognized at the Village of Islandia’s Good Neighbor Gala for its support of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #12144 on December 5. Pictured (front row, left to right): Raul Jimenez Cintron, Past Commander, Col. Francis S. Midura VFW Post #12144; Will Kogel, Vice President, Brent Mako Real Estate Group; Joel Meyers, Commander, VFW Post #12144; Mark Seiden, Vice President, and Jim Kogel, President, Brent Mako Real Estate Group; and Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia. Back row (l-r): Tom Brauner, Chaplain; Raymond Bush, Past Commander and Dan Walsh, Member, VFW Post #12144.

Event Also Recognizes Business for the First Time

On December 5, the Village of Islandia held a Good Neighbor Gala on the grounds of Village Hall to recognize two of its residents — Shy Main Shieh and Marilyn Griffaton — and, for the first time, a business, Brent Mako Real Estate Group.

Ms. Sheih, a longtime Islandia resident, has served as a volunteer at all the village events, including the Pumpkin Fest, the Christmas Tree Lighting, the Easter Egg Hunt and the Village Bar-B-Que.

Ms. Griffaton, who has lived in the village for 40 years, has worked as Village Administrator for the past 12 years. She volunteers her time at village events.

Brent Mako Real Estate Group was honored for providing support for the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144’s new hall. The company was the first business to be recognized at the village’s Good Neighbor Gala.

At the ceremony, Mayor Allan M. Dorman thanked the honorees for their service to the community and the attendees for supporting their neighbors. He also said that there will be more Good Neighbor Gala events in the future as the village continues to recognize its citizens.